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MickeyMaguire 02-02-14 02:00 AM

Slaying the Badger
 
If you have not read it, Slaying the Badger is the story of the battle between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. I read it on the Kindle Fire HD. Excellent behind the scenes look into, perhaps, the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour.

http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Badger.../dp/1934030872

ZippyThePinhead 10-23-14 04:35 PM

The documentary is on Netflix now.

chasm54 10-25-14 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MickeyMaguire (Post 16460661)
If you have not read it, Slaying the Badger is the story of the battle between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. I read it on the Kindle Fire HD. Excellent behind the scenes look into, perhaps, the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour.

http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Badger.../dp/1934030872

Nice book, but "the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour? Hardly. What about Anquetil/Poulidor, Coppi/Bartali, Merckx/Ocana? leMond and Hinault were really only in competition with each other for that one race.

buckwheat987 01-26-15 09:30 PM

good read,

just reread the "road to valor" about Bartali and will now read a Fausto Coppi Bio....

BrockLee 03-26-15 01:01 PM

Watched it on 'Flix. I enjoyed it. Good documentary. I don't know him personally, but the film painted "the Badger" as quite a jerk.


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